“The 486th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion” by David Zsido relates the story of a small group of young men from the Rutland Area who served together during the Second World War.
One year after Pearl Harbor the 486th was activated. Their mission, to shoot down enemy aircraft using the newly designed M-15 and M-16 halftracks.
This is the story of the hometown boys, whose pictures are prominently displayed, following their young lives from High School to Combat. After enlistment came basic training, and training for invasion in England. Shortly after D day they crossed the channel to participate in the war all the way to Germany.
An exciting, well written story, of young men of the community who helped win the war.